Tai Chi

Tai Chi

At Taylor Health we practice Yang 103 Form. Yang Style is the second oldest recorded form and the most popular worldwide. Yang Style is characterized by a closely knit series of relaxed and composed flowing movements that combine strength with resilience and vigor with gentleness. This class is appropriate for any age, any level of physical fitness and is a great place for someone who is just starting an exercise regime. Beginners are always welcome, we can easily adapt to your skill, fitness level and/or health needs.

Tai Chi is a remarkably potent workout for people of all ages and physical fitness levels. Tai Chi concentrates on strengthening the central nervous system, and on harmonizing muscles and blood flow to the heart, which in turn allows a greater amount of oxygen to be available for consumption. This circulation is beneficial to the heart as it prevents many diseases of the heart and the viscera and inflexibility of the cardiac muscle.

Recent studies show Tai Chi has been found to:
-Improve balance and muscular flexibility
-Improve immune system response
-Improve ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests
-Reduce bone loss in women
-Improve lower body and leg strength
-Reduce with arthritis pain
-Reduce blood pressure
-Promote faster recovery from breast cancer
-Promote faster recovery from strokes and heart attacks
-Enhance mental capacity and concentration
-Improve balance and stability by strengthening ankles and knees

Wear light, flexible clothing and bring a water bottle for hydration.

Fall 2017 Session

Every Wednesday and Friday, beginning August 30 - December 15.
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.  
Location: Foster Recreation Center,  Studio C  **(Note:  All participants MUST register through the LMS before attending a class.  Doing so will ensure temporary facility access is added to your BearPass account.  Facility access will otherwise not be permitted)**

August 30
September 1
September 6
September 8
September 13
September 15
September 20
September 22
September 27
September 29
October 4
October 6
October 11
October 13
October 18
October 20
October 25
October 27
November 1
November 3
November 8
November 10
November 15
November 17
November 29
December 1
December 6
December 8
December 13
December 15

Registration fee:  Free!  There will be no charge for the summer session. 

Instructor: Dee Ogilvy
Dee is Tai Chi Master who has been studying Tai Chi for over three decades.

Please register using the new Learning Management System:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- Once there, type Tai Chi into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
- Follow the prompts to checkout and complete payment process, if necessary.

Questions?  Contact instructor, Dee Ogilvy at white.metal.rabbit@gmail.com.